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Interstate 86 New York
Eastbound - Hornell to Horseheads

Highway Information

Miles 176.57
Counties Traveled
Through
Chautauqua, Cattaraugus,
Allegany, Steuben,
Chemung
Cities Jamestown, Salamanca,
Olean, Hornell, Corning
Major Junctions Interstate 390
(Exit 36)
OKRoads Coverage
Miles Driven
by OKRoads
(Percentage)
177 (100%)
Western End of
Interstate Driven
Pennsylvania State Line
Eastern End of
Interstate Driven
New York 14

Pictures

Eastbound:

Pennsylvania State Line to Almond

Hornell to Horseheads

Interstate 86 and New York 17 East
A scenic overlook is located off of Interstate 86 and New York 17 eastbound right after it enters Steuben County. The green sign ahead says "Welcome to Steuben County." (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at the scenic overlook. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Use any exit between Exit 34 and Exit 65 to the Finger Lake Region. The region consists of 14 counties where tall, skinny lakes abound, including Canandaigua Lake, Seneca Lake, Cayuga Lake, and Owasco Lake. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East approaching Exits 34N-S - New York 36 - 1 mile. Northeastern states use the N-S and E-W suffixes instead of A-B in some places. The letters stand for the direction of the intersecting highway the particular exit leads to. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 pass mile marker 128 as the first sign for Exit 34S appears at the beginning of the lane used for the exit. Hornell has a population of 9,019 and is the 3rd largest city in Steuben County, behind Bath, the county seat, and Corning. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at Exit 34S - New York 36 South - Hornell. The state highway extends from the Pennsylvania state line to New York 31 west of Rochester. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at Exit 34N - New York 36 North - Arkport. The village is two miles to the north. The Hornell Municipal Airport is on the northeast quadrant of this cloverleaf interchange. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East approaching Exit 35 - Howard - 1 mile. The town of 1,430 is just to the south of Exit 35. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at Exit 35 - Howard. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East approaching Exit 36 - Interstate 390 and New York 15 North - Next Right. This sign is posted about one-half mile prior to the southern terminus of Interstate 390. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Stay to the left to continue on Interstate 86 towards Corning and Elmira. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 about one-eighth mile west of Exit 36. Rochester is 79 miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at Exit 36 - Interstate 390 and New York 15 North - Rochester. All of the signs for this interchange give precedence to the state highway instead of the interstate. The right lane ends in 1100 feet for the transition onto New York 15, which continues southward to the northern terminus of U.S. 15 in Corning. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South approaching Exit 37 - New York 53 - 1 mile. The sign is posted as the newly triplexed highways prepare to go underneath Main Street. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Pull-through panel on Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South. This panel leaves out New York 15. However, the assurance shields just ahead do mention New York 15's presence on the freeway. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South assurance shields. Notice the New York 17 shield is by itself; this is to make things easier when the state highway is decommissioned upon full completion of Interstate 86. The only part of New York 17 that will remain after the interstate's completion is from Harriman southward to New Jersey. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South at Exit 37 - New York 53 - Kanona/Prattsburg. New York 53 begins at New York 415 in Kanona 2/3 mile to the south and goes northward 22.5 miles to New York 21 near Naples. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
The final rest area on present-day Interstate 86 is 13 miles ahead according to this sign posted after Exit 37. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Use either of the next two exits to Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes. The Keuka Lake State Park is located in the middle of the pitchfork-shaped lake. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South approaching Exit 38 - New York 54 - 1 mile. The state highway begins at Exit 38 and goes northward along the eastern shore of Keuka Lake before turning due east to end at New York 14 near Seneca Lake. Overall, New York 54 is 34 miles long. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Use New York 54 north to the Steuben County Fairgrounds and the veterans center. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South at Exit 38 - New York 54 - Bath/Hammondsport. This is the only exit to directly serve the seat of Steuben County. The town of Bath is home to 12,097 residents. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South approaching Exit 39 - New York 415 - 1 mile. New York 415 is the original route of U.S. 15 between Painted Post and Wayland. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South at Exit 39 - New York 415. No destination cities are used since New York 415 closely parallels the Southern Tier Expressway and Interstate 390 through its entire route. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South approaching Exit 40 - New York 226 - 1 mile. New York 226 extends 19 miles from Interstate 86 northeast to New York 14A. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South at Exit 40 - New York 226 - Savona. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
If you haven't already figured it out, the skies have turned dark as a rainstorm was brewing to the northeast. Here we can see the beginnings of a rainbow forming. The sun was shining brightly to the south and west of us. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South approaching the Steuben County rest area - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South at the Steuben County rest area. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South approaching Exit 41 - Steuben County 333 - 1 mile. The county road leads to the town of Campbell and its 3,691 residents. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South at Exit 41 - Steuben County 333 - Campbell. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
The next exit is Exit 42 for Coopers Plains. A New York State Police station is located near the community. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South at Exit 42 - Coopers Plains. Unfortunately, the picture was taken during the split second that the windshield wiper was over Coopers. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South approaching Exit 43 - New York 415 - 1 mile. This is the final exit to serve the original route of U.S. 15. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Continue to Exit 46 (New York 414) to the Corning Museum of Glass and the historic district in the city. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
This hard-to-read yellow sign indicates that trucks should use New York 415 to Painted Post. At least, we think that's what it says. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South at Exit 43 - New York 415 - Painted Post. The rainbow makes its presence known for the rest of the day providing a nice backdrop for these pictures. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South approaching Exit 44 - U.S. 15 South and New York 417 West - 1/2 mile. Eastbound traffic was narrowed to one lane due to massive interchange reconstruction project that will turn the Exit 44 interchange from a diamond to a partial stack interchange. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East and New York 15 South at Exit 44 - U.S. 15 South and New York 417 West - Gang Mills/Williamsport. The home of the Little League baseball World Series is 75 miles to the south. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Traffic bound for U.S. 15 departs in this view as those continuing on the Southern Tier Expressway stay to the left. This marks the southern terminus of New York 15. No end sign is present here. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East approaching Exit 45 - New York 352 - 1/2 mile. The ramp under construction is the future flyover from U.S. 15 North to Interstate 86 West. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East enter the city of Corning, home of 10,842 and famous for glass making. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East head underneath railroad tracks as the right lane becomes exit only to New York 352 and downtown Corning. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at Exit 45 - New York 352 - Riverside/Downtown Corning. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East approaching Exit 46 - New York 414 - 1 mile. New York 414 begins at New York 352 in Corning and goes northward to Watkins Glen, goes between Seneca and Cayuga lakes, then continues northward to New York 104 in North Rose. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Trucks over 9 tons going to Watkins Glen should continue on Interstate 86 to Exit 52B (not 52N) to New York 14 north instead of using New York 414. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
New York 414 goes through the historic district of Corning. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at Exit 46 - New York 414 - Watkins Glen/Corning/Museum of Glass. The museum is just south of the interstate. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East approaching Exit 47 - New York 352 - 1 mile. The Tioga River runs just to the south of the Southern Tier Expressway around Exit 47. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at Exit 47 - New York 352 - Gibson/East Corning. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East approaching Exit 48 - New York 352 - 1 mile. This is the 3rd time the two highways meet. The final time is at Exit 56 on New York 17 in Elmira. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at Exit 48 - New York 352 - East Corning. Interstate 86 and New York 17 enter Chemung County in one mile. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East approaching Exit 49 - Big Flats - 1 mile. The town of Big Flats is home to 7,224 people. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at Exit 49 - Big Flats. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East approaching Exit 50 - Chemung County 63 - 1 mile. Kahler Road leads to the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at Exit 50 - Chemung County 63/Kahler Road - Regional Airport. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East approaching Exit 51A - Chambers Road - 1 mile. One of the shopping malls the Exit 51A signs mention is the Arnot Mall. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at Exit 51A - Chambers Road/Shopping Malls. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East approaching Exit 52A - Commerce Center Road - 1/2 mile. This exit leads to the westbound arterial towards the Southern Tier Commerce Center, which has greatly benefited from the presence of Interstate 86. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East approaching Exit 52A - Commerce Center Road - 1/4 mile. The actual exit is in the distance. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at Exit 52A - Commerce Center Road. The other half of this interchange provides access to New York 14. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Use New York 14 North to Seneca Lake, which is one of the largest of the Finger Lakes. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 86 and New York 17 East at Exit 52B - New York 14 - Watkins Glen/Elmira Heights. This marks the current eastern terminus of Interstate 86, as New York 17 transitions into a short at-grade section through the village of Horseheads. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
The Exit 52B ramp transitions onto Commerce Center Road eastbound. Here we see the ramp departure towards the beginning of Interstate 86 West towards Corning and Jamestown. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
It's hard to see here with the light, but the shield assembly to the right says "JCT NY 14". (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Commerce Center Road eastbound at New York 14. A 17 mile drive awaits those going to Watkins Glen, home of the famous Watkins Glen International road course. (Photo taken 7/8/05)

Page created: January 04, 2006
Last updated: January 05, 2006